“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
At Building Faith we often compile and curate resources from around the web that we think are useful. Such is the case with the following links and resources on bullying. Many of the links below were first posted by Sharon Ely Pearson. We’ve updated and added to the list. Please let us know if you have additional items. We are especially interested in anti-bullying resources from a Christian perspective.
A U.S. Government website managed by the Department of Health & Human Services in collaboration with the Department of Education. The website offers clear titles and menus for finding information and talking points, whether you are a parent, educator, etc.
Bully Awareness Guidebook
A new resource from Accredited Schools Online. Written by Dr. Ben Michaelis and Dr. Steven C. Schlozman, M.D., this page presents a variety facts in an ‘infographic’ style.
A Resource for School Social Workers from Online MSW Programs. Provides facts and information on Cyberbullying.
Protect Your Child from Bullying
A well organized and thorough description of types of bullying and prevention tips. Written by Judge Anthony P. Calisi (ret.), this is a succinct and useful guide.
Understanding Bullying and Cyberbullying
A helpful page from Online Schools.org. Page is nicely broken down into topics and sub topics. For example: “Forms of bullying,” and “At-risk students.” Also included is a list of several anti-bullying apps.
Warning Signs of Possible Bullying
A one page ‘check list’ from Search Institute that lists signs or indicators of young people who are being bullied. This page is particularly valuable because it breaks down the signs into four categories: physical signs, social signs, emotional signs, and academic indicators.
Warning Sings of Bullying Behavior
A companion document to the list above. This one page ‘check list’ from Search Institute lists warning signs for students who may be bullying others. For example: “Student enjoys conflicts,” or “Student displays little emotion when discussing own part in conflict.”
The Golden Rule Pledge
This website offers bullying prevention resources for churches, on the theme of GLBT students and bullying. Specifically using the golden rule and other themes from Scripture. Provides links to several full lesson plans and role plays that could be used in a church youth group.
Cyber-Bulling and What a Parent Can Do (New York Times Article)
This is a nice article that offers a balanced perspective on how parents can navigate the difficult issue of cyber bullying, determining when and how to get involved. The article includes many real-life examples, and helpful advice.
Program to stand up to bullying and promote upstander behavior.
Produced by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Bullied tells the story of Jamie Nabozny, a Wisconsin student who fought back against anti-gay bullying. Download the Study Guide for Bullied, which gives a definition of bullying, how to identify someone who may be a victim, and how to assess your school (or church) environment.
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